A yet-to-be-identified man has been arrested for allegedly attacking officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) with weapons and charms while on routine monitoring exercise along Musical Village, Awolowo Road in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The development was made known by the General Manager of LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, in a statement on the Facebook page of the agency on Thursday, January 4.
According to the statement, the assailant has been handed over to security operatives for prosecution.
The statement further noted that Oki disclosed this in the Ikeja office of the agency while condemning the increasing attack on officials of the agency on official duties.
He noted that no amount of intimidation or harassment will make the agency go back on its mandate in ensuring safe and secure buildings across the state.
He said, “These assailants not only obstruct our staff but also hold them hostage for hours, these acts of hooliganism will not deter us from carrying out our duties.
“Thankfully, we managed to overcome these attacks without any casualties. Our staff’s resilience and quick responses have played a crucial role in overpowering the assailants and preventing more severe consequences.”
In the statement, Oki called on the general public to support the agency in its mission to curb the menace of building collapses across the state.
The statement further read, “Incidents of harassment and attacks tend to jeopardise the agency monitoring activities and can potentially pose significant threats to the public.”
He urged the citizens to collaborate in ensuring the safety and integrity of structures that will foster a secure environment for all.
Also, he warned the citizens not to encourage such acts as it will disturb the peace of the state.